Date: 2/10/19 7:44 pm From: Ed McDevitt <mcdevitt.ed...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Subject: Re: IBET An exciting Florida sighting
The Great White Pelican sighting has just been confirmed to me by the
naturalist at Ding Darling National Wildlife Preserve.
On Sat, Feb 9, 2019, 4:49 PM Ed McDevitt <mcdevitt.ed...> [ILbirds] <
> On a guided tour of Darling Wildlife Refuge, we stopped to view a sandbar
> rife with resting White Pelicans. Among them was one bird with peach/pink
> plumage and distinct standing feathers on its head - a Great White Pelican.
> Every now and then one of them shows up on Sanibel Island, but this was a
> real surprise to the naturalist - and certainly a life bird for me.
> Ed McDevitt